1961 Veterans Day Ceremonies At Arlington National Cemetary Amphitheater, JFK
1961 Veterans Day Ceremonies At Arlington National Cemetery Amphilatheater [SIC] (John Ralston - ABC News & Special Events)
No description at the National Archives but this is an ABC TV News special, broadcasting from Arlington National Cemetery. JFK participates in a Veterans Day ceremony at The Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.
President Kennedy's speech starts about 15 minutes into the ceremony. There is a "fast fact" about this visit at the JFK Library
Other dignitaries/participants: MSgt. William S. Rigsby (sp?); Sgt. George Meyers (sp?), Bugler, U.S. Army Band; Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force, Brig. Gen. Terence P. Finnegan; The Administrator of Veterans Affairs, John S. Gleason, Jr.; Maj. Gen. Paul A. Gavan, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington; Thomas Sterling, Commander of the Legion of Valor
, and Sidney Hantman, DSC, Chairman of the Veterans Day Committee and member of the Legion of Valor.
The National Archives has the ABC News correspondent as "John Ralston" but I think that is incorrect. (?)
National Archives Identifier: 1419